'With Christmas falling on a Friday this year, Friday Feast will be even more significant,' Ms Leckie says.
The SANE Forums are available and moderated 24 hours a day, including over the holiday period, and provide a non-judgemental place where Australians can connect with each other regardless of what they are experiencing or where in Australia they are living.
'Topics vary, ranging from managing symptoms and diagnosis, through to more lighter topics about every day life,’ Ms Leckie explains.
SANE’s CEO Jack Heath said that the organisation has spent over 18 months developing the SANE online communities that now partner with 30 other mental health services across Australia to deliver the online platform to more than 50,000 people over the past year alone.
Considered a leader in mental health, Mr Heath highlighted the importance of digital technology and innovative thinking to provide solutions to the ever changing requirements of people affected by mental illness, including their carers, friends and families.